Young Malaysian Gymnasts Win 5 Gold Medals In International Gymnastics Competition

16-year-old Koi Sie Yan played a huge part in the competition which was held in Greece.

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The national gymnast squad have made all of us proud once again by clinching 5 gold medals in the recent Elegant Cup in Greece - their first international competition this year

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The Elegant Cup, which is the 3rd International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament this year happened from 19 to 21 February.

SEA Games gold medalist Koi Sie Yan clinched the 2 gold medals in the individual all-around and clubs category

Koi Sie Yan

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The 16-year-old Sie Yan bagged the individual all-around gold with 14.950 points and nailed her second in the clubs with a high score of 15.600. She also won two silvers in the hoop (15,050) and ribbon (13.950) events.

Izzah Amzan, who is the latest member of the national squad, showed her capability by winning 2 gold medals in the ribbon and hoop category. The 5th gold medal came from the junior squad's remarkable group exercise performance.

Izzah Amzan.

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15-year-old Izzah was promoted from the junior squad to the senior squad earlier this year.

The junior team consists of Koh Jei Yi, Wong Kay Lyn, Amirul Fares Amira Sofiya, Nur Irdina Abdul Malek and Jessie Liaw Zi Xing. They scored 10.250 points for the top prize.

National rhythmic coach Yulia Ivanova couldn't be happier with the results and the squad's willingness to try new techniques on the mat

“We had introduced new techniques and new approaches in training ... and it was good to see them applying these changes during their first international competition,” said Ivanova.

“They executed their routines quite well. There were some mistakes, but we can work on them. It was a good platform for us to evaluate them ... so, I am quite pleased with that.”

Well done, girls! We're so proud of each and everyone of you!

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